Two-year full-time MA programme is open to international graduate students for the 2018/2019 academic session in Ireland. The student will engage in directed independent learning focusing on key research questions.

Using grounded theory, the student will develop a framework to capture youth work in Ireland today outlining its social and financial value to young people, communities, the state and commissioning agencies.

The student will engage in weekly supervision session along key structured sessions covering topics such as reviewing literature, critical analysis, research methods and dissemination of information. These sessions will be made available in line with tasks outlined in the overall project plan
For this research project the student will be required to;

  • Conduct a literature review and write up
  • Design of methodology
  • Contact perspective research participants and engage them in the research project
  • Refinement of method and pilot
  • Critical analysis of data gathered using theoretical frameworks
  • Completion of thesis and dissemination of results

Worth of Award
The scholarship will be awarded for a period of 2 years to a value of €12,000 per year. There is the possibility that funding can be provided for a further 2 year period should the project be advanced from MA to PhD level. However, this is not guaranteed.
Funding will cover the following elements:

  • A maintenance grant of €10,000 per year
  • Travel/Consumables/Materials budget of €2,000 per year
  • Tuition fees for all scholarship holders will be funded to a max of €4,500 per year for two years.

Postgraduate students receiving scholarships should not be in receipt of another Exchequer funded grant on appointment to the research project

A minimum of Level 8 2.1 honours degree in a related discipline

  • Good working knowledge of the youth work sector in Ireland and internationally
  • Good understanding of new public service management approaches/commissioning
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Proven track record of research in a similar field

How to Apply
To Apply:
Please email the following to – [email protected]

  • Cover letter
  • Full CV
  • Names and email contact details for two referees (minimum)
  • Informal project queries should be directed to Mairead Cluskey at [email protected]

Deadline: applications close 12 noon 31st July 2018

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